Wonders of Brazil
15 days from Rio de Janeiro to Rio de Janeiro
From $ 3149
Duration15 days

From the cobblestoned streets of colonial Paraty to remote interior wilderness, uncover the wonders of Brazil in two exciting weeks. Experience Iguassu Falls — a series of falls so massive it straddles two countries and so intriguing you'll need two days to fully appreciate the view. Not to be outdone, the Pantanal wetlands are teeming with wildlife like caiman, jaguar, and exotic birds. Finally, trade early morning songbirds for some samba in Rio and the rhythm of the beach. This adventure provides natural and cultural highlights and the best Brazil has to offer.

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  • Duration: 15 days
    Service level: Standard
  • Starts in: Rio de Janeiro
    Physical Grading: Light
  • Ends in: Rio de Janeiro
    Ages: 12+
Wonders of Brazil - Tour Map

Itinerary

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Day 1: Rio de Janeiro

Start place: Rio de Janeiro

There are no planned activities until the evening welcome meeting.
Arrive at any time. Booking pre- or post-trip accommodation is highly recommended to allow time for activities and to fully experience this vibrant city.

End place: Rio de Janeiro

Day 2: Rio de Janeiro/Ilha Grande

Start place: Rio de Janeiro

From Rio, head south along the Atlantic coast to one of the most picturesque, laid-back islands on the coast, llha Grande. Relax and walk the sandy beaches, or bathe in the warm waters of this island paradise.
Take a bus and ferry to Ilha Grande. Free time for hikes and walks around the island to explore the beaches.

End place: Ilha Grande

Meals: B
Day 3: Ilha Grande

Start place: Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande is a car-free island surrounded by beautiful nature. Opt to go for a hike, swim or sit at one of the beach bars.

End place: Ilha Grande

Meals: B
Day 4: Ilha Grande/Paraty

Start place: Ilha Grande

Travel up the coast to Paraty and wander the cobblestoned streets of this colonial beach side town.

End place: Paraty

Meals: B
Day 5: Paraty

Start place: Paraty

With Paraty's stone streets and colonial architecture still standing, the town has some of the best examples of Portuguese colonial architecture in the world. The town is currently on UNESCO's tentative list to gain World Heritage Centre status. To preserve the historical ambience and walkability of the historic centre, only bicycle and pedestrian traffic are allowed in the area.
Enjoy a free day to explore Paraty. Optional activities include a Caipirinha boat trip, kayaking and horseback riding.

End place: Paraty

Meals: B
Day 6: Paraty

Start place: Paraty

Continue to enjoy the slow pace of Paraty, a colonial town with fantastic architecture, or opt to take a day trip to Trindade to surf and relax on the beach.

End place: Paraty

Day 7: Paraty/Foz do Iguaçu

Start place: Paraty

Skip the 19 hour journey by land and hop a flight to Iguassu from São Paulo, maximizing your time to enjoy the falls.
Take a flight to the famous Iguassu Falls. Visit the Brazilian side of the falls to get the best panoramic view. Opt to visit the bird park filled with beautifully coloured local wildlife or enjoy an optional helicopter ride for a birds-eye view of the falls.

End place: Foz do Iguacu

Day 8: Foz do Iguaçu

Start place: Foz do Iguacu

Explore trails that will bring you directly over the falls of the Devil's Throat—the highest and deepest of the falls. Other trails allow access to the stretch of falls across the forest on the Argentine side. Opt to take an inflatable boat to the base of the thundering falls.
Experience Iguassu in Argentina by exploring trails and catwalks. Opt to take a boat tour to view the falls from below. If you have booked the Iguassu Falls Boat Ride Extra, you will do it on Day 6 when visiting the Argentine side of the falls. Please be aware, reciprocity fees may apply for Americans, Canadians and Australians when crossing the border into Argentina.

End place: Foz do Iguacu

Meals: B
Day 9: Foz do Iguaçu/Bonito

Start place: Foz do Iguacu

Leave early for a full travel day to Bonito.

End place: Bonito

Meals: B
Day 10: Bonito

Start place: Bonito

Spend time in Bonito with optional activities available like snorkelling in the rivers or exploring the nearby caves and waterfalls.

End place: Bonito

Day 11: Bonito

Start place: Bonito

Enjoy another free day to explore Bonito.

End place: Bonito

Meals: B
Day 12: Bonito/Pantanal

Start place: Bonito

Experience the Pantanal, an immense wetland area famed for its profuse wildlife. A 2-day excursion allows visitors to fully appreciate the natural beauty of the area.
Journey into the Pantanal, a perfect place to experience the wildlife of Brazil. Enjoy a 2-day excursion into the wetlands with a local guide. Please note, while on the rustic excursion in Pantanal the nights will be spent in hammocks.

End place: Pantanal

Meals: B, L, D
Day 13: Pantanal

Start place: Pantanal

Full day of exploring the Pantanal. Try piranha fishing or horseback riding. Opportunities to spot wildlife such as monkeys, macaws, giant otters and caiman.

End place: Pantanal

Meals: B, L, D
Day 14: Pantanal/Rio de Janeiro

Start place: Pantanal

Transfer to Campo Grande and fly back to Rio before arriving to the centrally located hotel in Copacabana.

End place: Rio de Janeiro

Meals: B
Day 15: Rio de Janeiro

Start place: Rio de Janeiro

Depart at any time.

End place: Rio de Janeiro

Meals: B

Inclusions

Included

  • Your Discover Moment: Ilha Grande Your Discover Moment: Paraty Your Discover Moment: Bonito
  • Iguassu Falls visit (Brazil & Argentina)
  • Pantanal wildlife excursion (2 days)
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Transport

    Public bus, Van, Plane
  • Accommodation

    Hotels (12 nts), Tented room with hammocks in the Pantanal (2 nts, multi-share)
  • Meals

    11 breakfasts,
    2 lunches,
    2 dinners

Dates & availability: Wonders of Brazil

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